Kingston HyperX T1 2400MHz CL11 8GB DDR3 Review

Packaging and The Memory:

In a typical Kingston fashion, the HyperX T1 packaging consists of a black tray to lock the modules in place and a transparent cover for a potential buyer to see through. That has pretty much become the norm of all the Kingston rams that are present out there.

Kingston’s KHX24C11T1K2/8X comprises of a kit of two 4GB modules which totals to capacity of 8GB DDR3-2400 CL11 SDRAM. Each of the memory modules supports Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Each module has been tested to run at DDR3-2400 out of the box at 11-13-13 with 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333 timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers.

The sticks come with the usual colour scheme that Kingston has been using for quite a while now; a combination of Green colored PCB and Kingston’s trademark Blue colored heat sinks. Appearance of the modules is definitely not innovative. One can criticize Kingston for their lack of imagination and innovation, but why spend extra R&D money thus making products more expensive when T1 heat spreaders already provide near maximum possible surface area and many people do not care about looks anyway. The extended heat spreaders can easily do the required job.

Let’s move to the labelling present on the ram module itself. The details that are given on the label are actually quite a lot. The label mentions the same model number listed above with other details like the location of assembly, voltage for the kits and part number for the model, along with the usual holographic Kingston Logo. The ICs used in the kit are the ever so famous Hynix ones which are known for handling high overclocks without a sweat. Most of the high quality brands use Hynix ICs and chips to ensure that the enthusiast community gets worth every penny. Kingston has taken the same approach and ensured that they used the best.

Hynix CFR is an extremely popular IC for the Z77 platform because it is great at handling extremely high clocks. The majority of 2666 MHz and 2800 MHz kits one will see are based on Hynix CFR.

The blue heat spreaders look amazingly beautiful with the extended fins; however it would be next to impossible to install these in a system with a big CPU cooler. The clearance would be next to 0 in that case. This adds to the beauty of an enthusiast’s machine that nowadays uses transparent side windows to showcase their hardware. You would need to have a compact size cooler to install these in your system. However, these can be ideal rams for the users who are using custom or native water cooling kits as they would not have any clearance issues.

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